Reference : V-P-SS-E-01001
Date : 10/08/2017
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Wau, teaching hospital. Portrait of an 8 years old patient. “I got this fracture in my leg when I was driving on a motorbike with my uncle. I was afraid when it happened” he says.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “I’m drawing a car. It’s a big pick up called Tippa. I also like to draw bicycles sometimes. I don’t like to be at the hospital and I want to go home. I miss my friends. I can’t go to school when I am here, but normally I am in the 1st grade of primary school”, he says.
The ICRC started working with the Wau teaching hospital in February 2017. The ICRC has renovated the operation theatre and improved access to water at the hospital. In April, a mobile surgical team started operating on war wounded patients and emergency cases coming in from across the region. Wau teaching hospital is one of the two only remaining teaching hospitals in South Sudan and is the referral center for a large number of primary health care centers in the region.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour